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Arenite

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Etymol: Latin arena, sand.
A sandstone with less than 15% of fine-grained interstitial material.

i. A general name for sedimentary rocks composed of sand-sized fragments irrespective of composition; e.g., sandstone, graywacke, arkose, and calcarenite.

Ref: AGI

ii. A clean sandstone that is well sorted, contains little or no matrix material, and has a relatively simple mineralogic composition; specif. a pure or nearly pure, chemically cemented sandstone containing less than 10% argillaceous matrix and inferred to represent a slowly deposited sediment well-washed by currents.---Adj. arenitic.



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Arenites according to composition (after Pettijohn et al. 1987)

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